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Hand Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) in the hands can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Learn about hand osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, and treatment.
  1. Hand Pain Information
  2. Osteoarthritis Basics
  3. Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
  4. Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  5. Osteoarthritis Treatment

Hand Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Osteoarthritis of the hand can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the hand. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment for osteoarthritis of the hand.

Hand Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge
Early treatment of hand osteoarthritis is important to prevent irreversible joint damage and progression of the disease. It's important that you not ignore early symptoms so that treatment can help relieve pain and improve function. Do you know the basic facts about hand osteoarthritis?

What Are Bouchard's Nodes?
While not everyone with osteoarthritis develops Bouchard's nodes, they are common.

What Are Heberden's Nodes?
Heberden's nodes are associated with osteoarthritis. While not everyone with the disease develops Heberden's nodes, they are more commonly associated with primary osteoarthrits rather than secondary osteoarthritis.

Overweight and Hand Osteoarthritis: Understanding the Association
Weightbearing joints affected by osteoarthritis can be burdened even more by overweight or obesity. Researchers have studied if overweight affects non-weightbearing joints, like the hands.

Arthritis Gloves Relieve Pain
Arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the fingers and hands. Arthritis gloves apply mild compression to help relieve pain.

Hand Osteoarthritis - EULAR Treatment Guidelines
EULAR has issued recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis. Symptomatic hand osteoarthritis affects 20 percent of people over 55 years old.

Study: Hand Osteoarthritis Can Be Aggressive
Pain and stiffness caused by hand osteoarthritis can affect daily activities which require grip and fine motor control. If left untreated, bones that form joints in the hand can lose normal shape causing increased pain, limited range of motion, and decreased function.

Arthritis of the Hand
The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion. When the joints become affected with arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult, from AAOS.

Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, most commonly affects the elderly. In this type of arthritis, the joints degenerate due to aging. The cartilage begins to erode, causing the bones to grind against one another, from The Cleveland Clinic.

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